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Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop December 2023 - Traditional Christmas

Hello lovelies,

I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia and welcome to the Scrapbooking Global Design Team's monthly blog hop. Every month we have a new challenge or theme. You are more than welcome join us! You can find us on the Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook Group where we show and share our love of scrapbooking and have the monthly themes where you can join in the blog hop.

Today's theme is what a traditional Christmas looks like to me.

Some people celebrate Christmas every year with the same theme, colours, tree decorations and so on. I love that! It means it's easy to pull out the decoration boxes and know exactly what you are going to do. I really wish sometimes (well, every year), that I did the same! Instead, I change and mix up my themes every year...some years I focus on a 'Winter Wonderland'...which seems too funny considering it can get quite hot here in South Australia around Christmas time! Other times, I go for a white theme...white trees, silver burbles, with maybe a splash of pink with lots and lots of gnomes!

This year, I am trying to achieve a Woodland look with deer, natural and faux green folliage and a simple silver with touches of red.

Anyway, back to my scrapbook 'traditional Christmas' would be different every year, but the feeling however is always of delight and I try to bring a little magic into the air.

I decided to design a page that reflects a mix of all the colours I like to use every year and make use of the pretty Christmas paper I had in my stash.

So here is my completed page, a bright happy mix of my Christmas colours including a bit of foliage. It actually reminds me of sampler page even though this was not my intention!

I haven't added photos to this one yet because I am going to add picks from this year's Christmas.

I will likely add more embellishments about once I have the photos in place, the idea is to add a photo to each square. (Except maybe the middle one...and maybe not over the Christmas tree)!

I already have on photo I think I'd like to add....

My sister Kylie! She is visiting from Bendigo for a few weeks to spend with friends & family. Here she is wrapping secret Santa gifts in my craft room! Isn't it cute?

Oh I nearly forgot to include what products I used....

  • the deers are from Grove Dies

  • wreath is from Country Wreaths

  • Celebrate is from Wanted to Say Dies

  • tree from Merriest Trees Bundle

  • foliage from Gorgeously Made Dies

  • DSP I used bits from Joy of Christmas, Merry Bold & Bright, Winter Meadow.

Well, that's all from me for now. I hope you have a wonderful time over the Christmas period and enjoy the company of your friends & family.

Thanks for joining me, don't stop here...keep on hopping around the world to see what everyone else has created using this sketch. I can't wait to see myself.

Here is the list of everyone participating in today's hop....please visit everyone as I know there will be some gorgeous scrapbook designs. To see where you are, I am highlighted in Yellow. Next up is the talented Julia.

Thanks for dropping by, have a wonderful day and take care.


Sharni. x

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E Wright
E Wright
23 de dez. de 2023

You created such a pretty layout with so many nice details. I hope you have a merry Christmas. I'd love to see your finished when you get your Christmas photos on it!


Lyn Harris
Lyn Harris
22 de dez. de 2023

what a nice bright page this will look great when the photos are added. xx


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